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post #1 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf Gourami's

I got my very first Gourami today, its neon blue :) however, I saw these gorgeous dwarf honey gourami that were still pretty young and I was wondering if I would be able to put the two in the same tank? I've heard not all gourami's get along together so thought I would ask first :D

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post #2 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 02:39 PM
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Dwarf gourami's are community fish, though if you combine males there can be some territory issues so just have a big enough tank and lots of places to hide or establish territory. But combining dwarfs are fine usually its the regular gourami's you have to worry about

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25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

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post #3 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 12 UK gallon tank which 24inches long and I think its 12 inches high. I'm gonna assume thats not enough for the two of them? lol

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post #4 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 02:53 PM
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The minimum size requirement for one is 5 gallons I think >> though ten gallons is best for two ^^ So I assume you could get two as long as they are male and female or they are two females, they should be happy in 12 gallons and they like being paired up they swim together as a pair usually

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40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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I was hoping to get another male, I find they are more colourful and exciting than the females. I didn't know that the males couldn't be kept together, when you go to the pet stores you see dozens of them all in the same tank;which is also a small tank

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post #6 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 02:59 PM
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Ya but there are lots of females to balance it out usually and it will result in less fin nipping or chasing if you get a female, though it does make sense that the male is more exciting because they are made to be more attractive.

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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post #7 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ahhhh that does make sense :) I've fallen in love with these little guys, their my second obsession; betta's being my first :p I'd love another neon blue too, he's not as bright as I imagined him to be though I was putting it down to stress but I'm not so sure anymore lol

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post #8 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 03:07 PM
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Are you thinking it's a female because if so you can tell by the dorsal fin which is pointed rather than rounded on the females. If you're not thinking that then you might be feeding him the wrong thing. I know when I had my big gourami his colors and spots used to fade depending on what I fed him.

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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post #9 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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That didn't even cross my mind, I just assumed it was a male because I thought female's were more of a greyish colour.

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post #10 of 26 Old 03-16-2011, 03:15 PM
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They are duller but there are always exceptions to the rule in my opinion you might just have a really pretty girl XD

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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